Librarian as researcher: doing research in your day job by Emma Coonan and Jane Secker (workshop write-up)

Disclaimer: as this training session was offered to University of Cambridge librarians, it may be very Cambridge-centric. However, I think there is a lot you can get from what was discussed anyway! Yesterday I attended an excellent Librarians in Training session called Librarian as research: doing research in your day job. It was presented byContinue reading “Librarian as researcher: doing research in your day job by Emma Coonan and Jane Secker (workshop write-up)”

Women and Leadership talk

So, today I attended a talk in Cambridge called New Perspectives: Women and Leadership – Taking the Leap, which was run by the Equality and Diversity, and Women’s Staff Network folk at the University of Cambridge, where I work. I’ll be honest. I wasn’t too sure. I have become a bit tired of late with allContinue reading “Women and Leadership talk”

CILIP 2014 Hustings: membership fees #cilip2014

I thought I would do a quick blog post about last night’s CILIP 2014 Election Hustings rather than try to pick it apart on Twitter as 140 characters can only provide so much. I had a question answered that I had posted on Twitter about the current fees tiers and if they were linked toContinue reading “CILIP 2014 Hustings: membership fees #cilip2014”

#cilipnpd13 Workshop B: Developing professional skills

Workshop B: Developing professional skills Mandy Powell, Policy Officer, CILIP Wales Intro So, while I have blogged about each workshop from the New Professional Day in detail, Mandy’s session was quite different as it involved breaking up into groups and discussing stuff while writing even more stuff down on sticky notes and then presenting ourContinue reading “#cilipnpd13 Workshop B: Developing professional skills”

#cilipnpd2013 Workshop B: Heaven or Hell: my life inside – a career in prison libraries

Workshop B: Heaven or Hell: my life inside – a career in prison libraries Chris Billing, Librarian, HMP Haverigg Intro Chris started by explaining that she has worked in prison libraries for 25 years. In prison terms, this would be equal to a life sentence without parole! Chris is currently the Vice Chair of theContinue reading “#cilipnpd2013 Workshop B: Heaven or Hell: my life inside – a career in prison libraries”

#cilipnpd13 Workshop A: Digital libraries: modern skills mix for modern library services

Workshop A: Digital libraries: modern skills mix for modern library services Nick Stopforth, Head of Libraries and Information, Doncaster Council Intro Nick started by explaining that he is also a member of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL) and is the lead representative for their digital offer project. Nick started working in libraries in 2001Continue reading “#cilipnpd13 Workshop A: Digital libraries: modern skills mix for modern library services”

What’s going on around here?

So I’ve just tweaked the theme on my blog so sorry if it confused you! I quite like it! I realise that I have neglected this librarian blog quite a bit. I haven’t meant to, I’ve just been really really busy. I have completed my MSc dissertation, handed it in in September and I shouldContinue reading “What’s going on around here?”

I love infographics!

I found this infographic on the fabulous Ange Fitzpatrick’s tumblr and I wanted to share it too! Click to enlarge I found the stats very interesting and some were more surprising that others. I was shaking my fist slightly at the fact that I am now just too old to be counted as the superContinue reading “I love infographics!”

23 Things, THING 23!!!!

Wow! I’m actually on Thing 23. I honestly cannot believe it. It has genuinely been a heck of a struggle to get to this point. I’ve enjoyed it but there is a part of me that wishes I had considered when I would actually have the time to do all of the Things without panickingContinue reading “23 Things, THING 23!!!!”